Rentokil: The food industry is facing increasing pressure to improve safety of food from two fronts, the consumer, and regulator. Consumers are becoming more sophisticated and demanding more from food suppliers while agencies ranging from FAO and WHO to national food safety agencies and health authorities are enforcing more stringent safety requirements.

Data on causes of failure to comply with food safety standards compiled by BRC auditors shows that the most common cause of failure is basic hygiene, which includes: sanitation, cleaning, personal hygiene and pest management programmes. [1] New technology developed by Rentokil Initial uses a range of sensors and wireless technology to send sensor data automatically to a cloud storage system. The data is combined with an integrated online reporting and analysis system that allows customers to monitor and analyse data collected from their sites.

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